Acute Mental Health (Inpatient)

An acute mental health nurse provides care to people who are experiencing an acute episode of mental illness. If a person is admitted to an acute inpatient unit, it is often because their mental illness is not manageable in a less restrictive setting.
Nurses working within Acute Mental Health must have experience in dealing with conditions such as:
  • Manic depression;
  • Personality disorder;
  • Bipolar disorder;
  • Schizo-affective disorder;
  • Schizophrenia;
  • Anxiety disorders;
  • Alcohol/substance dependence;
  • Eating disorders;
  • Manic Episode.
All nurses working within Acute Mental Health must have training in High Secure Aggressive Behaviour Management or S.A.V.E. (Supreme Aggression & Violence Education). This training provides education in relation to the Mental Health & Custodial Legislation and education on de-escalation and self defence.

Requirements

Full AHPRA registration

Min 2 years Acute Experience

Refined assessment skills

Full immunisation records

Current national police check

2 Current Referees

The right to live and work in Australia

Extensive demonstrated nursing ability working in Australia, New Zealand, USA, Canada or the UK